Dr. R.C. Painter MD PhD

Scientific staff member (UD)
Main activities
Patient care
Gynaecology and Obstetrics
Focus of research

Long term effects of maternal nutrition and early environmental conditions during pregnancy on health in later life

Key publications
  • Belva F, Roelants M, de Schepper J, Roseboom TJ, Bonduelle M, Devroey P, Painter RC, Blood pressure in ICSI-conceived adolescents. HUM REPROD 2012;27 (10):3100-3108 [PubMed]
  • Painter RC, Roseboom TJ, de Rooij SR, Long-term effects of prenatal stress and glucocorticoid exposure. BIRTH DEFECTS RES C 2012;96 (4):315-324 [PubMed]
  • Roseboom TJ, Ravelli ACJ, van der Post JA, Painter RC, Maternal characteristics largely explain poor pregnancy outcome after hyperemesis gravidarum. EUR J OBSTET GYN R B 2011;156 (1):56-59 [PubMed]
  • Painter RC, Westendorp RGJ, de Rooij SR, Osmond C, Barker DJP, Roseboom TJ, Increased reproductive success of women after prenatal undernutrition. HUM REPROD 2008;23 (11):2591-2595 [PubMed]
  • Niemeijer MN, Grooten IJ, Vos N, Bais JMJ, van der Post JA, Mol BW, Roseboom TJ, Leeflang MMG, Painter RC, Diagnostic markers for hyperemesis gravidarum: a systematic review and metaanalysis. AM J OBSTET GYNECOL 2014;211 (2):150.e1-150.15 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

Dr Painter’s research focusses on the fetal origins of adult disease. In 2006 she completed her PhD, which examined cardiovascular health among people exposed the Dutch famine in utero. Dr Painter gain her fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2014. She works as a maternal fetal medicine specialist.

Her current research interests include gestational diabetes, hyperemesis gravidarum, maternal obesity, assisted reproductive treatment, and preterm delivery on the offspring’s health. She is involved in developing an evidence based maternal nutrition in pregnancy guideline, as well as a guideline for hyperemesis gravidarum. She collaborates with the University of Southampton and the Vlaamstalige Universiteit Brussels.

Research programmes

Nutrition and interventions in pregnancy, effects on short and long term outcomes for mother and child

Dr. R.C. Painter MD PhD

PhD Students
C.R. Dean
Drs. M. Pontesilli
H.J. Schuster
V. Wekker MD
Drs. L. de Wit (UMCU)

Prof. dr. J.A.M. van der Post MD PhD (Reproductive Health, placental disease and maternal and fetal diseases)

Prof. dr. T.J. Roseboom PhD (Early Development and Health)

Other research related activities
  • Membership of advisory board / Consultant, Stichting ZEHG
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, NVVH Guideline Morbid Obesity
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, Gezondheidsraad, Voeding en Zwangerschap
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, Dutch College of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Chairperson SIG Diabetes, Obesity and Pregnancy
  • Membership of advisory board / Consultant, Werkgroep Kanker en Zwangerschap
Current research funding
  • Stichting Zorgevaluatie
  • Universitaire Ziekenhuizen KU Leuven